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good morning, america. summer scorcher. a dangerous heat wave burns up 18 states fromom texas to new york. why temperatures are soaring dangerously into record-setting triple differents. race against time. the president battles against congress on how to save from defaulul what's really at stake from our social security to taxes. and more revealing details from jaycee dugard. hear her speak out for first time with her interview with diane sawyer. world cup thriller. the u.s. women's team runs off with the most excitingin ever.
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>> abby wambach! the stars behind this heart-stopping victory are right here this morning. good morning, everyone. did you see could be the most exciting? could be? >> as i said could be. both josh and robin said. are you kidding me? the most exciting win ever. >> it could not turn away. so happy that abby and hope would be joining us. >> a nice lit staycation. i love watching you guys at home through my toes. right there in my bed. you have been working the phones this morning. >> the phones coming out of that white house meeting last night. i have talked to representatives on both sides. they're not closer to any deal.
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so clear path to solving this debt limit crisis this morning. the only thing they can agree on this morning is they want to keep on meeting. >> there's a press conference that the president will be having at 11:00 a.m. last night, diane's interview with jaycee dugard. we'll have more on that. rock star royalty. will and kate take california by storm. stealing a spotlight from hollywood's biggest celebrities. we're hear the few words that kate said to somebody there in the line. >> what a tour that has been. let's get some news first. >> we're going to begin with that heat wave that's stifling much of the nation. high temperatures are forecast across the country. and sam champion is here with the very latest. >> josh, we have heard numbers all summer long. in okay city city and dallas,
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more 100-degree days than they have. places like new york have heat advisories today. the weather center hasn't put it out for washington, d.c. and philadelphia. i would do that. here are the numbers that we're talking about. wichita, 106 degrees. 101 in memphis. we'll have all of the weather when we come back in regular weather. meanwhile, breaking news iraq overnight. several rockets rained down on the heavy fortified green zone ahead of the arrival defense secretary leon panetta. no one was hurt. he's meeting with top iraqi officials to discuss the possibility of keeping some u.s. soldiers there beyond this year. more than 100 are feared dead after a cruise ship sank in volga river. more than 200 people were
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believed to be onboard to carry just 120. the international space station and shuttle "atlantis" may come too close to comfort with space junk. nasa will know today if they'll have to take evasive action. that's a quick look at the head lines. 4 past the hour. we're going to turn now to showdown over the nation's debt in washington. another emergency meeting today to try to hammer out a deal. we're going to talk to senator dick durbin who was in the meeting. >> reporter: sources say that president obama told congressional leaders in the room last night that he still wants the big deal. $4 trillion in deficit reduction
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over the next 10 years. speaker john boehner says he wants to, too. but there's in path to get there. the clock is ticking. the major sticking point, whether it's a large part of tax reform, wages on top wage earners go up. it could not take the heat from his republican caucus. >> we have got to be able to deliver on this promise. >> reporter: republicans say that the problem is president obama has been unable to bring his own party around to own entitlement spending that he put on the table. tick tock. the goal is to reach an agreement in the next couple of weeks so that the law can be written and passed before the deadline of august 2nd, that's
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when the federal government is slated to run out of money. the immediate result, checks might be cut for social security payments, benefits. salaries for military families. . stock market could dive, perhaps as much as 9%. or roughly 8$800 billion. some of it from your retirement savings. interest rates for the u.s. government and for us would shoot up. trying to get a mortgage? what about a car loan? you'll have to pay more. and all of this turmoil could make employers not hire. sources saying in the room last night, despite some republican skepticism the august 2nd deadline is real and the u.s. cannot default. but there was little agreement on how to avoid that from happening. george in. >> okay, jake, thanks so much.
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let's bring in dick durbin. the president wants this big deal. we saw jake lay out the consequences of no deal what is the path forward giving the fact that republicans aren't going to go for the big deal that president obama wants? >> the president will call us again today. i'm disappointed. something large enough to address our deficit in a serious way or in a coordinated way. bringing everything to the table and being balanced. unfortunately over the weekend the speaker said i can't deliver, i can't produce on my side. we saw senator cantor at the biden talks walk out at one point, too. we both have to be willing to put things on the table and get this resolve sfld they say that
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the democrats won't go for the kind of medicare and social security savings that will be necessary as well. i want to drill down here on where you go next, because that deal, they were clear as day, that is not going to happen. how do you get something together in the next several days to make sure all of those consequences that jake spelled out of a no deal or a potential default don't happen. >> the president told us, roll up your sleeves, be ready to stay and get the deal done. you told us over and over again, we heard your speeches that this deficit is a moral crisis, it's holding back our economic recovery and we got to give some certainty to the business community across country about our certainty. we need to get the deal done in a timely fashion. so we don't damage the economy,
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where interest rates could go up and hurt families and bidses all across the united states. >> last week you said it could be too divot to negotiate that kind of a deal before the deadline. but think of a short-term extension. republican leaders in the senate, mitch mcconnell is saying that he has a contingency plan to avoid default. >> what i was suggesting a two-step. not a two-part deal. it's a little bit different. the first part would go in effect immediately. to show people in america and around the world that we're serious. the president is determined, he said it yesterday and he said it very convincingly, this is a great economy, we cannot be lurching from six-month deal to six-month deal to try to get this done. >> the chance of getting a deal is no better than 50/50, agree with that? >> no, i disagree with that.
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the president is determined to keep us there, the decisions that we make that in room will affect americans. if we falter, if we don't have willing to get this done and this economy is going to be hurt, it's going to fall on our shoulders. >> senator, thanknkou for your time. we'll have a special report covering president obama's news conference at 11:00 a.m. eastern, 8:00 pacific. the massive scandal that has brought down one of the world's largest and oldest newspapers owned by media mogul rupert murdoch. new signs that it could have spread all of the way to the u.s. jeffrey kofman has more for us. >> good morning to you, robin. here's the final issue of the news of the world. this scandal did not die with the death of the newspaper. all eyes on a huge american
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company, news corporation. rupert murdoch rushed to london to try to contain the damage. while he arrived he was reading the last news of the world. his empire now under siege. in its pursuit of sensational stories the news of the world crossed the line into criminal activity. the public has lost faith. >> i think it does need to go for what it's done. >> reporter: rebeck kari brooks, she was editor a decade ago. she gets to keep her job and so does james murdoch who runs the british arm of the company. he, too, said it wasn't his fault. >> i acted on the advice of
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executives and lawyers with a completion investigation. >> reporter: the ultimate boss james could face prosecution under u.s. and british business law. if convicted, jail time. >> while brooks and murdoch knew about it or not, they're still responsible for what goes on their watch. it only adds to the misery that rupert murdoch's got to deal with this week. >> reporter: this scandal is rippling across the u.s. according to a rival tabloid the daily mirror, they tried to hack into the cell phones of 9/11 victims. apparently it didn't work. >> jeffery, thanks so much. you know, we all know that driving while texting or talking on a cell phone is a dangerous con for mags. many still do it. is there any way to change behavior? abc's lisa stark has our exclusive report on a new study that shows the answer is yes. >> reporter: the evidence is
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clear. many of us are driven to distraction. where is this driver looking? not on the road ahead. she was texting. and this trucker. cell phone in one hand. suddenly he's careening across four lanes and rolling over. >> being stopped because of your cell phone use. >> reporter: what happened if police would crack down on distracted drivers in to find out department of transportation paid for perhaps in syracuse, new york. the results are in. >> we ended uppish shug over 9,000 citations for drivers. substantial change of behavior. >> reporter: in syracuse the numbers of users fell 57%. texting while driving plummeted 72%. >> the key is consistent, focus,
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dedicated enforcement. >> reporter: at a connecticut racetrack, i tried to text and drive. my speed slow and i hit twice as many cones. drivers still think they can do this safely. the study shows it takes tickets to stop talkeding and texting. for "good morning america," lisa stark, abc news, washington. >> that's an eye-opener. so scary. put it down. let's go to will and kate. back home this morning after a trip across north america. the royal couple spent a whirlwind weekend in california, where even hollywood selects were star struck by the couple. bob woodruff was there and has so much more for us. >> reporter: it was a royal flush. three fun-filled days in the media capital of the world. people couldn't get enough.
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prince william for his new bride, it's trial by fire. on their last day, we finally heard from the duchess, it wasn't much. but it caused a minor tremor here in l.a. >> how was your first trip to u.s. >> really enjoyed it. thank you. >> reporter: capping the weekend just before the departure sunday, a salute to the military families. >> this is about men and women who of their own free will choose to put their lives on the line for their country. our foundation, and in that i include, my low-flying, apache, very average brother, as a partner in today's event. >> over the weekend, hollywood royalty met real-life royalty. >> they're the biggest stars of the world. >> reporter: prince william and
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his new bride dazzled showing a rare display of royal pda. a hug here, a kiss there. after william scored four of his team's five goals. in a visit to an art school on skid row, we saw a rare side of the royal relationship. as kate worked her brush over the canvas, william turned and softly asked his bride, what the heck is that? after a whirl yn wind tour of north america, will and kate left north america sunday and made their way back to the other side of the pond. bob woodruff, abc news, los angeles. >> the word heard over and over again, lovely and the weather was cop rating out in l.a. >> one of the few places it was comfortable on the west coast. we're going to talk about this 100 degree and above temperatures. let's zoom in dallas. tenth day in a row over 100
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degrees. take it to 15. you'll be there all week long. that's unbelievablunbelievable. these storms will shut down the heat in places like minneapolis. they'll make it better in chicago. there's a look at the big board. that's the weather around the nation. your local forecast is just 30 seconds away.
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>> it continues to be a comfortable 76 in l.a. today. now to that thrilling win for the u.s. women's soccer team over brazil in the world cup in germany. we could not stopwatching this, could we, josh? >> it was unbelievable. the u.s. advancing in stunning fashion. eliminate brag sil in penalty kicks. after a last-minute goal by abby wambach and the miracle was complete. the emotional scene seemed equal parts remarkable and familiar. >> she got it and the u.s. are
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into the last! >> reporter: for 12 years to the day, after the u.s. women won a world cup on home soil, a water shed moment that kick-started women's pro soccer in the u.s. and stoked the imagination of a generation of young american girls. those youngsters came of age in germany sunday. >> rapinoe gets it across. can you believe it? abby wambach has saved the u.s.'s life in this world cup! >> reporter: as the stars of '99 watched from the broadcast booth the girls they inspired finally came into their own. sweet redemption after the world cup disappointment against brazil just four years ago. but it was an unlikely triumph. a questionable ejection forced the u.s. to play with a fewer
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players. after american goalkeeper hope solo made the save of her life, abby krieger sent the u.s. through. >> what a performance by the u.s. >> reporter: beyond advancing it's unclear what this win might mean for this u.s. team. but for one magical day, they made good on the promise of their own here and provided quite simply the most exciting victory in america soccer history. it puts the win on the u.s. on course for a possible final game. first things first america has to get by france. >> we'll talk to abby and hope coming up later. also coming up -- the amazing journey of jaycee dugard. brand-new details of inside her return home and life with her children. and casey anthony's tough road ahead.
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now maryland's most powerful doppler radar and the forecast certified most accurate by weatherate. good morning. it's 7:26. i wan to say the -- want to say it will be a good weather day but it is not. dangerous uv index and across the board, temperatures are steaming up.
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74 in baltimore. 75 easton and uv index and heat index on the rise. satellite radar composit virtually clear skies. there will be storms firing in the mountain. but it's likely it will give us afternoon clouds and we will have a chance of thunderstorm after midnight. but then another hot one tomorrow. there's the cold front in the afternoon. that will break down the heat wave. today, 93. the two degree guarantee with the heat index up near 100. now traffic with tonya. >> reporter: we have our usual volume top side and west side of the beltway. north west side 695 at liberty road, steady traffic in both directions as the outer loop to the right of the screen. inner loop on the left. no incidents to report. we have an accident howard county broken lamb parkway at route 32. and accident on eastern avenue at washington also another accident washington boulevard at 195. now here with the local news is megan. >> thanks. good morning. baltimore city police say they have found a man wanted in a
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stabbing that happened at the inner harbor on the 4th of july. police say 32-year-old marcus harris turned himself in saturday. he is accuse of stabbing 26- year-old-- accused of stabbing joe calo to death. they were watching the fireworks when the groups got into an argument. he turned himself into police. and you can expect low flying planes in the area but don't be alarmed. nasa is testing the air quality in baltimore and dc areas. the flights start today and will continue until the end of next month. everybody knows about it as for as local, state and federal authorities. they don't wand you to be start ed. have a great day. another update in a bit.
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believe you could to leave. >> i have asked that questions many times. mind manipulation, plus the physical abuse that i suffered in the beginning, there was no leaving. maybe, if one of the girls were being hurt. >> that is jaycee dugard. talking openly about why she and her daughters could not escape during her 18 years in captivity. just ahead, more of her emotional exclusive interview with diane and her incredible journey to young kidnap victim to braveoung woman. >> it's just incredible to see her so composed and so centered. from all accounts, such an
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amazing mom. ed and so centered. also, a very different stories. casey anthony the trial is now over. riveted the nation, of course. now, what's ahead for casey? she'll get out of jail next sunday. we heard about all of these offers that she was getting. but, now, lot of those offers may be drying up. >> people are backing away now. blood in the water. sharks surfacing. we beginith more of diane's stunning exclusive interview with jaycee dugard. she tells her story in a new book out tomorrow. it's called "stolen life." helped captive for 18 years. why running away was never an option and how she hopes to move forward. >> did you think about taking those two girls and running? >> i'm sure i did. but, it wasn't something that i
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thought i could do. >> because? >> the situation felt like it wasn't an option. i don't know how else to explain it. there was no leaving. >> reporter: what would it have taken for you to believe that you could leave? >> i have asked myself that question many times. the mind manipulation. plus the physical abuse that i suffered in the beginning, there was no leaving. maybe, if one of the girls were being hurt. >> reporter: and everyone who thinks that maternal impulse, scoop them up to run -- >> the outside world was dangerous. >> reporter: ironically enough, filled with rapists and pedophiles. i couldn't protect them out there.
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>> what i knew was safe, the unknown that was out there, was terrifying. especially thinking about the girls. >> reporter: do you think you'll ever understand it, why you didn't leave? >> i don't think so. >> it wasn't until two suspicious campus police officers uncovered the truth that jaycee was reunited with her mother after 18 years. >> it's like you can see your mom. i can see my mom? it was like a question to them. you know, i can? >> you're at the office, the phone ring. >> unbelievable. absolutely unbelievable. >> then it was just disbelief. i was like, no, you're joking. don't do this to me, it's not funny. >> i remember you shouting. >> i was crying. when you're crying, you can't speak.
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i just said come quick. >> i remember telling you, i'm coming, beaby, coming. i remember saying that i had babies. i didn't know what to say. it was like unbelievable. >> when you heard that she had daughters? >> babies. i'm thinking, babies, okay, i can deal with this. >> those babies were by now, 15 and 11. the first night the police officer let them stay in the molt. jaycee wants her sister and her mother so much, she couldn't sleep. i woke the girls and said, i'm so happy. i can't wait anymore. i don't care if they're sleeping. i walked in, i'm so happy. i'm so happy. >> so happy. and stunningly, even now two years later, she said that life
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is too short for a life of bitterness or rage. >> i don't feel like i have this rage inside of me that's building. >> how could you not? >> i refuse to let him have that. >> reporter: meanwhile, jaycee told diane every day is an amazing new chapter. >> tell me about learning how to drive. >> i drive every day. i go to parks. i get out, i took two spaces. >> reporter: how about years of no sun? >> how to preserve yourself. that's the kind of humor that i used to get by. >> and as remarkle her recovery seems to be so far, she's still learning to adapt. part of the therapy, riding and
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caring for horses. >> maybe i believe in the higher power. but, i believe in nature. and what we see around us. as healing. you know, she's remarkable. >> i will give that. i'm confident that the community and the support that she has put around her, since she has come out, will carry her through whatever bumps in the road she hits. and i think she has to a lot to teach all of us. >> i want to find love one day, the kind of love that i read about. still want that? >> i don't know. i don't really think about it. i'm happy the way my life is now. if it happens it happens. if it doesn't, i'll still be happy. >> but it doesn't seem impossible after what you have been through? >> no, it doesn't seem impossible. >> really love when jaycee and
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her mother were on the porch with diane and the way they looked at each other. when jaycee had her first daughter at age 14 in captivity, that she didn't feel alone anymore. >> so much strength. >> not too late to see all of diane's exclusive interview with jaycee dugard, head to our website to watch the full-time primetime special. now back over to sam. >> heat in places like milwaukee, near 100 degrees. certainly felt that way with the heat index, took its toll on the runners in a half marathon. wichita, 111. folks keeping cool any way they could. the heat spreads towards the eastern seaboard. so, you're looking at 90 today in boston. it drops a little bit wednesday with that line of thunderstorms that we showed you.
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in less than a week, casey anthony will walk free into a very uncertain world. estranged from her family. no visible of support. rumors of a big payday outside of prison are just that, bad rumors. ashleigh banfield joins us. those offers seem to be vap rating sflr six days until she's out, george. they don't allow interviews in the orange county jail. >> your mother will never forgive you. >> reporter: for more than two months, casey anthony sat silently in court as everyone but her told their story. the question is, will casey cash in and talk to the highest bidder? >> what's next for casey? >> i don't know.
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i think that' casey's story to tell. >> she can pose in play buoy. she can wrote a book. she can millions of dollars. >> reporter: even before the trial began, reports that lifetime networks offered casey $2 million. the network denied the claim. but for now, the public still seething over her acquittal, some movie and tv executives, say they wouldn't touch casey's story with a ten-foot pole. >> i would never do it. >> reporter: not even a pornography producer tells tmz they're now pulling back on that offer and there's facebook page called boycott casey anthony deals >> i think the idea that a sane civilization could consume product of a woman from such
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great whites have been lurking off the coast of cape cod and that has tourists worried. especially with shark attacks on the rise right now. abc's linsey has details from massachusetts. are beach-goers worried about all? >> reporter: good morning, robin. there is some concern. if row can see the sand bar just beyond those buoys, where seals have been known to congregate this summer. they can exceed 20 feet in length. weigh more than 2 tons and the most feared predators in the ocean. great white sharks. and this summer, shark sightings are expected to be way up. blood-thirsty tourists are flocking to the beaches wanting to get up close and personal with a real-life "jaws." three great whites have been
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spotted in the area in just over a week. >> my heart was racing. because, you never get to see them. >> reporter: local fisherman snapped these shots of a great white off of his boat. >> i have seen a lot of sharks, fishing and tuna fishing and doing some other things out there. >> reporter: a new study shows unprovoked shark attacks are on the rise. 723492010. up from 63 in 2009. 42% of those attacks happened in north american waters. the majority in the united states. one reason the sharks like this area, these beaches are full of seals. >> the seal population has grown here. you walk around and you see so many of them. of course, seals are a food source for sharks. >> reporter: swimmers are being urged to be extra vigilant in the waters. >> if you see a shark, or
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anything that might look like a shark, get out of the water and not my authorities. >> reporter: no beaches have been closed in the area so far. some say they wouldn't be brave as i am standing in these waters. the last fatal shark attack was actually back in 1936. >> it looks beautiful there. from shore. the amazing comeback victory by the u.s. women's soccer team, next. what causes back pain? it doesn't only happen just because you lift something too heavy. to find out what causes back pain and see what you can do to prevent it, go now to and a choice. take advil now and maybe up to four in a day. or choose aleve and two pills for a day free of pain. way to go, coach. ♪
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all right, guys, coming up the real story behind the bachelor breakup. we'll talk to host chris harrison about what really happened between brad and emily. now "maryland's most powerful doppler ray consider and the forecast -- rate and the forecast certified most accurate by weatherate. the heat is pouring on. 76 in towson. watching the sun com and heat index values at around 80 in many spots. we have a high ordaining rouse uv index in the extreme range heading in through this afternoonp that's statewide. no escaping the high sun and humid imit's the pollution that build up around the i-95 corridor. satellite radar not much action showing up here. but there will be action in the mountains this afternoon. and we will get clouds from
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that add together haze in the sky. and this will be a flare-up a little dorse tushance could spawn thunderstorms after midnight. it's a 1:30 time stand and a cold front expected to build through during early to mid afternoon hours on tuesday. that's starting the tapering off the heat. for the early part of this week 93. the heat index values pushing 100 or higher. tonight pushing back to about 76 degrees. and staying near 80 downtown. again there could be a thunderstorm after midnight. hereton yo with traffic. >> reporter: the outer loop is slow near harford road. actually as you pass har pored road you will run into slow downs on and off. the beltway on the southwest side 695 at wilkins, the slow traffic here is mostly on the inner loop to the right of the screen. that will slow all the way up to fred like. outer loop moving better. a few incidents that are -- accidents in tha are in the cleanup. in the city eastern avenue at washington street, and in
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♪ pretty woman walking down the street ♪ [ cheers and applause ] by the way, bececse it's 7-eleven you get a free slurpee today. i'm not making it up. the reason we're playing this song, though s because the glamorous duchess of cambridge is just one of the many outfits that wowed us all. you know, she just raised the bar, lara. >> unbelievable. whether she was w wki thehe red carpet or rubbing elbows with
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the locals, it seemed like kate came dressed to impress. we'll get a full fashion report from the stylist to the stars, rachel zoe. >> what are you doing? >> i don't know. i don't understand our obsession. i i ink will and kate are a couple of terrific people. we're all overly impressed. they're newlyweds, afterwards. i'm just saying. that's all. look at each other. that's what people do. >> royals are normally very reserved. it's nice to see a young couple in love. we don't normally see that. >> with the royals. >> that's terrific. >> well done, guys. last time we worked the phones on the debt limit, the bachelor, we have the inside
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scoop on why emily maynard broke off her engagement with brad from cl chris harrison. the u.s. women's world cup soccer team coming from behind against brazil. they're on the semis. we'll talk to some of the stars of the game in just a little bit. but first, abby -- >> hope solo, terrific name. i can't wait for that. but first -- republicans and dmts scrambling to hammer out a deal now on raising the debt ceiling are planning to meet today and every day until they reach an agreement. sunday's meegtd at the white house resulted in yet another stalemate. the government is in danger of defaultingen its debt. the president is holding a press conference on where things stand
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at 11:00 eastern time. meanwhile the u.s. is suspending $800 million in aid to pakistan. the obama administration says that the decision will stand until both countries can mend their rocky relationship. some experts say that the move is unlikely to pressure the country to cooperate anymore. more troubling news about the jobs market following friday's disappointing numbers. a new survey 64 .of businesses are not planning to hire in the next year. small businesses employ about half of nation's private sector workers. first day to reserve tickets for the 9/11 memorial in new york. it opens to the public september 12th. tickets are free and you can learn more about them at
8:04 am and an ohio man is being called a hero this morning and rightly so after saving his own son's life. abc's matt gutman has details of the father who did not hesitate to put himself in harm's way. >> reporter: 3-year-old dylan mccoy turned deadly serious on saturday. he was jumping on a rotting piece of plywood, the wood gave way and dylan plunged 40 feet. hearing terrifying screams, they lowered a ladder into the well. but it wasn't long enough. >> my heart was down there with him. i didn't know what to do. >> reporter: it was nearly pitch black at the end of the well. he was in water that was 10 feet deep. dylan learned how to swim this
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summer, he kept treading water. his father reached his child, holding him as they waited for help. >> i told him to calm down. it's going to be all right. that daddy's coming. stop crying. it's going to be okay. >> reporter: finally the fire department arrive pulling dylan from the abyss. his dad was so worried about his son he didn't wait to be rescued himself and quickly clampered up to escape. >> i feel that he had an angel with him the whole way. something was protecting him. >> reporter: for "good morning america," matt gutman, abc news. >> terrific story. now, here's our diane sawyer for a preview of tonight's "world news." diane? >> josh, good morning. our made in america team is at it again. tell everyone to get ready. we're trying to create more
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american jobs right in your neighborhood. and there will be a block party starting tonight. be there. it's tonight on "world news." and it's something to see what people are doing. >> who doesn't like a good block party? i'm in. >> we do it every morning right outside. >> thanks, josh. the buzziest headlines and trends. let's head over the big board and lara >> thank you. good morning, everyone. we start with some fabulous news from david and victoria beckham, a daughter at last. they have already three adorable sons. victoria gave birth to their first little girl yesterday. guys, her name is harper. isn't that great? congratulations. a little cheer for the beckhams. all right, moving on, right
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now, we love this story. with a little baby theme going on right now. check out this video. it comes from japan. we're going to file this under insanely cute. teeth kg be a tough on a toddler. also tough on this tabby cat. the video shows the toddler testing the cat's tail, then deciding that the cat might want to try it itself. the very patient pussycat is named mel. take a close look at his face, though. his expression is kind of saying, don't push your luck or else -- knockout punch. moving right along, you guys, anna wintour, we might get some insight into what really goes on in those hallowed halls of conde nast empire. she's preparing to are lease her
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memo memoir. a vogue rep says, not true. so, to be determined. thank you very much. and finally, it was a thriller at safeco when the seattle mariners played the san diego chargers and had nothing to do with the action in the field. it was all this little guy. we found out his name is jonah. when the song "thriller" came on, he mimicked jackson's moves to perfection. some caught on the jumbotron. that hasn't stopped the video from going virile. and thaha is what's happening i the pop news. just yesterday, allie and harper were complaining that we gave them boys' name.
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we have harper beckham. out in times square, every morning if you're not hear for gma you're missing something. tell me your name. >> my name is madison. >> do you nomad sop? >> she's my sister. let's get to the boards. one or two things happening this morning. these heat warnings and advisories are serious today. lot of triple-digit heat. up comes the humidity level. plan your cooling breaks. if you're in this area where you got the color on the map today. even toward new york city, i would include philadelphia and washington, d.c., all areas to me that you got to take it easy. it's gorgeous in most places. seattle, you may see a sprinkle. once you get inland, towards the desert, you got that humidity that would cause those thunderstorms during the day today.
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severe storms in the area shaded in red. that's the the weather a everybody from littleton, north carolina is here. i'm the only one not wearing yellow lara. here's a look at what's ahead -- the new comeback kids of the world cup. the u.s. women's soccer team joins us to talk about their stunning upset victory.
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incredible come from behind victory over brazil. they were down 2-1 down a player, facing elimination, seconds left and then abby wambach, right there, did i yell? got the last goal. sending the game into penalty kicks. the best save by the best goalkeeper, hope solo. then her teammate, abby krieger, that's it. moving on the semifinals. short time ago, i had a chance to talk with abby and hope, they're in dresden, germany. abby and hope, thank you. the stadium was rocking with usa, usa. abby, that header of yours, just set it up for us. >> it goes literally from coast to coast. megan puts in the best cross. luckily on the back post,
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luckily it goes over the keeper's hands. luckily it goes over the defender's head and i'm just there to finish it. it just goes to show you, it took all ten of us on the field, all players on the bench as well, it was an emotional game, it was up and down. it was crazy in moments. but we came out on top. >> i love how humble you are, as always, abby. hope, you looked so confident when it came down to penalty kicks. you knew, what was going through your mind? >> my confidence comes from my training. paul rogers, our goalkeeper coach. i was confident. that third shooter, i read it like a book. i knew that there would be a moment where i could read the play >> it was brilliant. aby i couldn't help but notice,
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i was glued to the tube, you had your index finger up, the game is winding down, you're a player down, you're down 2-1, what were you signalling to your team with that finger? >> just take one chance. i was screaming my head off. i just trying to get people to know, literally, it takes one second to score a goal, it takes one opportunity. even if you're down to ten men. that's just who i am. i'm not going to quit, this team is not going to quit. luckily we got that one chance and luckily we were able to capitalize on that. and hope's the best goalkeeper in the world. and i was as confident as she was. >> it's a team effort all the way around. >> you all bring out the best in each other. your coaches said that. can i say, that was a heck of an anniversary gift, to the day 12 years ago that the u.s. winning
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the world cup here on u.s. soil? and to have brandi chastain calling the action and julie foudy. you guys were teenagers when this happened back in 1999. what did that moment mean to both of you personally. >> it's great. we're so proud of each other. obviously it being an anniversary makes it a bigger and better day for u.s. soccer history. in the end, we still have two more games. we have a big game against france. we want to celebrate this game but we want to worth it something. >> and for you, hope? >> you know, absolutely what the '99 team is, a historical moment. it really kind of created the pathway to our success. like abby said, we have unfinished business, we want to win the tournament. even though it's one of the greatest victories of all-time in american sports, being a man
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down for so long, penalty kicks being retaken, just the emotions in of itself is something to celebrate. but at the end of the day, we want to close our chapter with a storybook ending. >> thank you both very much. give our best to everyone there in germany and we'll continue to watch. you both take care. >> thanks for supporting us, robin. >> you got it, abby. >> great name, hope. perfect name. >> all right. you two, thanks. the team's next game facing off with france is wednesday, coverage starts on espn at 11:30 a.m. eastern. we'll be watching. this is for abby, she's a gator. doing the gator chomp. >> they're in the zone. >> they're lovely. >> you have some happy news. i have some sad news on the bachelor front. >> i can't take it anymore. another made for tv romance could not survive out in the
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real world. brad womack and emily maynard has announced that their engagement is off. andrea kang has an exclusive look at emily's side of the story. >> reporter: he was one of the most hated bachelors in history. leaving not one, but two girls with no proposal. >> i can't look in your eye and i tell you that i love you. >> reporter: but he came back ready to fall in love. >> i believe in this process. >> i look at brad now, he looks like he knows without a shadow of a doubt what he wants. >> he finally seemed to find love with emily maynard, the southern belle who had gone through so much in her life. she lost her fiance. >> the plane crashed. finding out i was pregnant and i was only 18.
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>> reporter: their love grew in afri africa in the end, brad proposed. >> emily, please me make happier than i have ever been in my life and marry me. >> i would love to. >> reporter: but as emily watched the season from home it wasn't all wine and roses. >> watching it, it was tough. i look so boring. i was falling asleep during our da dates. >> reporter: the two walked away wanting to work on their relationship and now, emily finds herself right back where she started. a single mom looking for love. >> what is it about this place that brings that emotion out? >> i think just being myself and not having brad here and remembering, how excited that i would get for dates. and, you know, the rose ceremonies. and all of that. >> reporter: tonight, emily
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ambulance on telling the whole story. >> everybody deserves to know what happened. when you go on the show, you open your life up. and, you know, i want -- i want to tell people. but i just want it to end with this. i just want to say it one time, anybody who's gone through a breakup, knows that you don't want to tell the story 18 times. you know, it's hard to talk about it once. >> reporter: for "good morning america," andrea kang, abc news, los angeles. joining us now from los angeles s the man who has been with this couple every step of the way, chris harrison. he sat down with emily for an interview that airs tonight. i know that brad has said that the breakup was completely his fault. so, does emily agree? >> well, you know, first of all that's brad being the self-deprekating gentleman mayne that he is. no, it's definitely not his fault. that's not the way it works.
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that's the kind of guy brad is. and emily knows that. emily knows that she came on to give that interview with brad's blessing. he's not there for this interview. it's just emily. he's just that kind of guy. >> now, when she talked to "people" magazine, emily seemed to leave the door open to getting back together with brad. do you think that's possible? >> george, i would never say never in this situation. it seems pretty definitive. one of the main reasons she waited to give an interview. because they were on and off again for quite some time. i know fans and media were clamoring to get answer from them. i think she really feels that it is now over. that's what she talks about tonight. but, i would never say never. i know they care about each other deeply. >> chris, what's your theory. we were talking about this
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offset. why there's such a low batting average for the couples -- >> you and robin were sitting around talking about this. >> we were. >> we had exactly the same analysis. it's one surviving couple with an asterisk, tristan and ryan. and the other couple that didn't pick each other. >> jason and molly. >> you know, it's someone had asked me before in an interview do you think it's the the media attention the tabloids and living in the limelight. i don't buy that at all. the same reasons your neighbors break up. life happens. this situation with emily and brad was, you know, exacerbated. that's not what broke them up. >> what do you say to viewers at home who may be cynical?
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it's about each side, each person there trying to get famous, not really out there to make a love match. >> i'm going to pretend i'm talking to robin right now. i see those cynical looks now. >> talk to me. let's go. >> what would i say, in all seriousness, george, when i was with brad and emily in south africa, these two were in love. they cared about each other deeply. they tried as they might to try to stay out of the public life and live their lives. their love affair didn't work out. it happens thousand times a day. we have all been there. what's happening to ashley on the bachelorette, we have all been there. >> we are going to be watching tonight.
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now maryland's most powerful doppler radar and the forecast certified most accurate by weatherate. it's 8:27. good mornings. and 77 degrees in baltimore. we are starting to steam things up -- things up and when you calculate the humidity, feels like 80. it's going to accelerate as we start warming up we pile in moisture and we will push in the heat index close to 100. 85 in ocean is they. not much in the way of relief n fact the general westerly flow keeps us dry and not much in the way of cloud cover there will be showers to flab flare up in the mountains giving-- flare up in the mountains. 9 # our two degree guarantee feels like 100. and a chance of storms around here overnight after midnight down between mid-70s to near 80s. here tonya with traffic. >> reporter: outer loop is slow
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at har foreroad. but it's the usual spot and we will look at jfx at cold spring where we have the heavier traffic southbound side moving away from the camera. that's usual as well. few incidents just cleared out of the way which is good news. 95 northbound at caton. ramp to southbound caton avenue, the accident is gone. 695 the outer loop at charles street that was on the right shoulder the charley. thanks a lot. baltimore police are busy track down suspects in a series of murders from the past weekend. police found a 5-year-old man stabbed to death in the corn of charles and fayette streets saturday and police believe he was friends -- he was with friend when they were approached by another group and got into an altercation. sunday police found a woman dead in east balledmore. -- baltimore they are not releasing how she died. police are work on a murder lester morton court a deadly stack also on gorsech avenue.
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we love the summer. summer crowds come out. josh s it okay that we talk about will and kate. say something about will and kate. >> you have my permission. >> maybe the only one that can outshine the royalties in l.a., those two right there. i'm telling you the duchess of cambridge made fashion news with every outfit change and our stylest to the star, rachel zoe will join us live this morning
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from los angeles. up bright and early. i'm sure rachel will talk about your outfit. >> going to get me in trouble. >> i have to ask, is theremore? can i just do weather? >> there is. and we have an amazing transformation to tell you about as well. this woman lost more than 200 pounds. almost half her body weight. she's going to be live here to tell us about this. look at that smile. wait until you see how she look and i love this woman. she's awesome. also coming up -- school may be out, it doesn't mean that it's time to stop learning. coming up, cameron mathson will tell us how you can sneak in some fun lessons. sneaky teacher, we called it. . it's time for weather.
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we turn to sam champion and the toes. >> let's go here. look over here. look here. look down here. i came down here and i was sweltering. it's just too warm down here. we're talking about the weather. let's get to the boards. the heat is on. a lot of folks are sending pictures from all over the country. the cape canava rshgcanaveral s. the picture that i love is the one in arkansas, where you just sit right in the water. that was an office chair. right out to the end of the water and do the fishing. we'll have the scattered afternoon thunderstorms up until we get to wednesday which will
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clear everything away and things are much better at that point. l.a. is about 76 degrees. seatac area may see a scattered sprinkle. cooler than most yeah, i'm going to say, when it's hot, i feel cooler. don't you feel cooler. say, when >> i do. >> what is your name. >> diane. >> where are you from? >> florida. >> okay, there's kind of a red, white and blue theme going on. robin? >> you're going to get in so much trouble now. it's worth it. now, to our royal style watch. kate drawing rave reviews for her style during the royal whirlwind tour.
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we'll talk to our star stylist rachel zoe, live in just a moment. she'll join us from l.a. but first, bianna golodryga has more on kate's show-stopping looks. >> reporter: from the moment she arrived in los angeles, the duchess of cambridge turned heads and hearts with her fashions. on friday, she arrived looking lovely in lavender. that evening, she dazzled with vibrant green dress at a reception held in the royal couple honor. saturday, as the prince played polo, kate cheered him on. that night, her star shown brightest on a star-studded red carpet. earrings loaned to her by the queen and a dress by alexander
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mcqueen. on sunday the duchess looked perfectly at ease while she visited with children. for "good morning america," bianna golodryga, abc news, new york. and joining usow live from l.a. with more on kate's looksess our stylist to the stars, rachel zoe. it's a pleasure to have you on the program with us this morning. she looked fabulous, kate did. she doesn't even have a stylist. she picks out her own clothes. which makes it even more hea heartwarmi heartwarming. >> she's like the low maintenance. i would love for her to be my client. >> what was your favorite look? >> i have a few too many to
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name. i would have to say, she wore this incredible blue lace dress when she first arrived, which is just beyond chic. i love the length she's wearing, just right above the knee and the alex an der mcqueen she wor to the bafta was stun zmrg the length of her dress, she just nailed it every time it was appropriate. >> every single time. i think she's very comfortable and confident in she who is and in her style. she's really hitting just an incredible, like, i mean the bright colors the knee length, she's like conservative but elegant and timeless and effortless. and i love that she's doing it on her own. she seems like she's having a lot of fun with fashion but at the same time, not trying too hard. >> as you mentioned and she's
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doing it on her own, but if she were a client of yours, what suggestions would you make? >> i don't know. i'm really loving what she's doing right now. she's giving so much love and support to all of the uk designers. that's real lay important for her to do right now. i'm sure we'll see her wearing a lot more of the european designers and more americans, we saw her in diane von furstenberg, i would love to see her very tailored tuxedo look. but she's stunning. >> she is. >> she looks in everything. >> she's not afraid to wear something a second time. >> i know. >> how great is that? >> i love that about her. she's so -- i think that makes her so much human.
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i think that's great. you know that white dress that she wore, she's worn that twice, which i love. the alexander mcqueen that sailor look, was just incredible. i commend her. it's not easy. she's wearing three to four outfits a day. that's really hard to do. >> even the casual look. to pull off a casual look like that. a final question, rachel, what is it about her, why do you think people are so fascinated with her and becoming such a style icon that she has? >> first of all, she's absolutely stunning. she's always smiling. she carries herself with such grace and elegance. she's royalty. for everybody out there right now, especially the young people, it seems like she's this girl that you want to sit down and hang out with. and i think it's the ultimate dream and fairy tale for everyone.
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i think to watch it and watch this young couple just so in love, i mean, it's just the dream for everybody. it's incredible. >> it is. hey, rachel, thank you very much. and congratulations on your baby boy. >> thank you. thank you for having me. okay, coming up next -- this is amazing. an amazing weight loss success story the woman who lost more than 200 pounds and wait until you see her now. inside and out. absolutely beautiful.
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welcome back. if you're struggling to shed a few pounds or looking to drop serious weight, get ready to be inspired.s or looking to drop we first met larhonda darby on extreme makeover weight loss edition. here's a look back at larhonda's journey. >> i'm at war with food. what to eat and what not to eat. almost every second of the day. >> reporter: at 433 pounds, larhonda darby was so overweight, the simplest of things became exhausting orr deals. >> it's really hard. i can't really sit in my bathtub. there we go. i have to lean forward. then, zip and button. hold breath. >> reporter: she was too large to even sit at the family dinner
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table. >> i can't sit at this table because of the side-arms. >> reporter: her life long battle with weight made even worse a few years ago when her world was rocked by the devastating loss of her mother. >> i'm bigger than my mother. it's hard. >> reporter: she was desperate for help when chris powell walked into her life. >> come on down! >> think this larhonda is good. give me a year. >> reporter: year one of her weight loss journey was brutal. pushing larhonda to her very limit. >> you got it. you got it. >> reporter: back at home, new gym equipment gives larhonda the tools. but chris added incentive. >> if you lose 100 pounds over the next 90 days i'm going to get you a new car.
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>> shut up. >> reporter: for 90 days, larhonda gives it her all. >> 100 pounds, 90 days. let's go! >> this is why i need a new car. it always breaks down on me. when i saw that scale, it was like. >> reporter: did she lose the 100 pounds? >> i'm sorry -- >> shut up! shut up! that car is amazing. >> reporter: with larhonda at still over 300 pounds, her weight loss journey is far from over. all right. let's take a look at what larhonda looked like at 433 pounds. there she is. now, larhonda, come on out! everybody, there she is. 200 pounds lighter.
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congratulations. what a story. congratulation and thank you. >> how tough was it? we saw you collapsing on the show. and you said to me behind the scenes, it was challenging. >> yes. i give all credit to god. that's who i was calling on in those moments. it was really, really rough. but my god is stronger. i thank him for that. i'm grateful. >> where are you in your struggle, in your battle and where do you want to get to? >> actually i'm in a good place right now. i want to do another triathlon. and also, i just want to travel the world. traveling is easy for me now. planes are not an issue. stairs aren't an issue. i want to go to england and
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france. take the train. >> i was watching you during the video and you were covering your eyes. is it hard to see yourself at 433 pounds? >> yes. yes, but it's not about me. it's hard for me to see that. i'm not into myself. it's about helping someone else. looking at that, if it's going to inspire someone to get up and get moving, to do something better, you know, so be it. >> yeah. i know it's very emotional for you. >> yes, it is. >> a victorious kind of emotion. >> yes. >> i know it's hard because your mom is no longerhere. that was the real turning point? >> yes. that made me sit down, enough was enough. we all have a choice. where we go is up to us? but, that's the moment that i sat down and i said, god, i'm ready for change. >> all right, what is your goal
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weight? >> you know what, i don't have one. i have a goal life. i i n't hang myself on a number. because when you get hooked on a number, you know, it goes up and down. i just want to live my life and be happy and inspire others. >> all right. you inspired us. larhonda darby, thank you so much. extreme makeover -- weight loss edition. >> i want to give a shout-out to my grandmother. happy birthday. coming up -- sneaky teacher.
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smokey teacher time. teach kids healthy habits when they're having none of it. encouraging a good look over there. we know it doesn't always work.
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came vonn here with some help. he's part of our terrific sneaky teacher series this summer. >> george, the kids might be singing no more pencils, no more books, but they're always ready to learn. hide the school supplies and trick them with love. the key is, mix a little bit of learning with a lot of fun. summer for our family is all about spending time together. my 8-year-old son lucas and 5-year-old daughter leila trade in the books for cannonballs, hoops and tackling dad. knowing that kids can learn two months of learning over summer, how much time do you think lose?
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obviously, not very often. that's where child behavior specialist betsy brownbraun comes in. >> good to see. >> reporter: today we're off on a nature like. sneaky tip number one, have the kids plan the trip. >> what are the things that you need to bring? >> juice, drinks. >> reporter: how about your rock collections? >> yes. >> reporter: are you up for this? high five. don't leave me hanging. that's harsh on television. sneaky number two, use travel time wisely. the car is typically a great time to goofing around. what about some old-fashioned car games. >> i'm going on a trip i'm bringing an apple. >> reporter: could we keep the kids engaged on a long trip?
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>> i need your help. >> reporter: sneaky number three, give an outing an unexpected spin. i need your help to read this your sister. >> find something that you can use as a tool. >> reporter: a tool? that's a tricky one. >> oh, oh. that stick right there. >> yep. absolutely. >> reporter: unique tip number 4 4. >> she's going to find something to put in your hand and you're going to guess what it is without seeing. okay? what are we going to find to put in his hand. >> a rock. >> a plant. a leaf. >> reporter: it seems when you turn on the mind, it turned on their whole energy level. they came alive. >> learning isn't what you thought it was. it's not all about class room,
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learning is wherever you go and what you make of it. >> reporter: yes, they won't stop. thank you. you still want to play? okay. and learn. now, these may seem like simple ideas. it's important for us as parents to look at how quickly we resort to things like video games and dvds for our kids. this is such a healthy way to stimulate learning. >> next week, you're going on a camping trip. >> we're going camping with betty's help. we're going to make our own very sun dial. some exploring, rock collection and leaf collection. >> thank you. we'll be right back.
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thank you for starting with the workweek with us. catch diane tonight. bye-bye now. now maryland's most powerful doppler radar and the forecast certified most accurate by weatherate.
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a few minutes before 9. checking out temperatures that are pushing the 80s in a couple spots. we have that on the eastern shore goldsboro. chestertown up towards northeast. even forward meade checking in at 82. 79 in annapolis. arnold and westminster where theheat index rail juice -- values are up into the 80s. it's going to be uncomfortable. it's only the morning hours and this is going to be much more oppressive than over the weekend. we are dry and clear and satellite shows we are virtually going to be with full sunshine at least until lunchtime when we may get relief for the few clouds developing through the course of the afternoon. uv index up. >> the extreme range with the sunshine. adding in high heat we are feeling and adding in the stagnant air and a code red air quality alert. it's not recommended to be outside if you can avoid it. showers and storms firing in the mountains during afternoon hours and we will get clouds out of those. adding to the haze in the sky and developing a chance of showers around 995 and the
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chesapeake during the course of the night. basically after midnight is going to be the best shot. brief relief steaming up the air and more humidity to act on this cold front coming through early to mid afternoon break down the heat wave. we get it for today. up to about 93 the two degree guarantee air quality and that's code red. heat index near or above 100. going on into tonight through midnight. showers and storms but staying muggy and buggy mid-70s for most us to near 80 down towfnlt and by the bay. and for tomorrow heat index values up to 10 5 temperatures about 98. afternoon storms strong to severe. low 90s on wednesday and 80s with mice weather for the end of the -- nice weather for the end of the week. more online at ?ñxaxwñ
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